The Siemens green cycle vision for green production and green raw materials opens up new manufacturing models and new product markets to provide an answer for the world’s hunger for materials. The materials have a promising future for non-food related components such as
electronics. With the rising oil prices, the world has to focus on renewable resources which stand up to the demands of future production in terms of additive manufacturing processes that are also carbon-based. This new finding can help to contribute to a greener future, as the carbonbased materials come from renewable, biodegradable resources. This transformation requires new competitive manufacturing systems.
Dominik Rohrmus, Volkmar Döricht, Nils Weinert Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, Munich, Germany
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